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National Geographic aims to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

National Geographic aims to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart's disappearance.
Uganda's Bobi Wine formally declares his presidential bid

Uganda's Bobi Wine formally declares his presidential bid

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election on Wednesday, calling the country's longtime leader a dictator and urging him to hold credible polls.

Mom: Toddler hurt in ride on Atlanta airport conveyor belt

ATLANTA — A woman says her 2-year-old son jumped onto a conveyor belt at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and then fell through a luggage chute into a baggage room.
China says US 'power politics' undermines global stability

China says US 'power politics' undermines global stability

BEIJING — China on Wednesday accused the United States of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and "power politics" as the Defence Ministry issued the first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to pow
Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

BEIJING — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls.
Esper is sworn in as defence secretary to succeed Mattis

Esper is sworn in as defence secretary to succeed Mattis

WASHINGTON — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defence to succeed Jim Mattis.
Margaret Atwood on Booker Prize longlist for 'The Handmaid's Tale' sequel

Margaret Atwood on Booker Prize longlist for 'The Handmaid's Tale' sequel

LONDON — Canadian Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is a contender again for the coveted fiction trophy. Atwood won in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin" and is nominated for "The Testaments," a follow-up to "The Handmaid's Tale.
Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

LONDON — Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.
Ex-Flynn business partner convicted of illegal lobbying

Ex-Flynn business partner convicted of illegal lobbying

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'American Gangster' prosecutor pleads guilty to theft charge

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to stealing from his law clients.
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